Our People

Meals on Wheels People is able to serve and deliver more than 1.3 million meals annually throughout the greater Portland metro area thanks to the dedicated service of 145 employees and more than 5,000 volunteers. We are grateful that so many in the community support older adults who want to age in place.


Suzanne Washington,
Chief Executive Officer

Tony Staser,
Chief Development Officer

Tom Maier,
Director of Food Service

Jessica Morris,
Director of Human Resources

Julie Piper Finley, ABC,
Director of Marketing & Communications

Linda Reynolds,
Chief Financial Officer

Renata Wilson,
Chief Operations Officer

2017-18 Board Members


Tawnie Nelson, First Interstate Bank

1st Vice President:

Sarah Joannides, Community Member

2nd Vice President:

Scott Christianson, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management


David Van Speybroeck, Sussman Shank


Ashley Osten, Moss Adams

Past President:

David Drinkward, Hoffman Construction


  • Kate Armstrong, NIKE
  • Janet Bean, Community Member
  • Beth Biggs, Consonus Health
  • Robyn Brewer, MUFG Union Bank N.A.
  • Kevin Coel, Community Member
  • Todd Coffman, Rosendin Electric
  • James Crumpacker, Fleming Oil Fund
  • Nengimote Diriyai, Wells Fargo
  • Lori Frank, Providence ElderPlace
  • Julie E. Frantz, Community Member
  • Arnie Gardner, Community Member
  • Ashlie Grundy, City of Portland
  • Tim Kalberg, Perkins & Co.
  • Marcus Lampros, Alliance Steel
  • Amy Malagamba, The Standard
  • Mary Ellen Seger, Community Member
  • Larry Smith,¬†Community Member
  • Ernie Staley, Community Member
  • Linda Thomas, Advanced Home Health NW
  • Steve Watts, Pacific Continental Bank

2017-18 Ambassador Board

Samuel Dunn,
Brown & Brown
Northwest Insurance

Zach Fogg,
Marquis Companies

Connie Gilfillan,
Snyder Roofing

Sarah Karver,
the Standard

Estephany Membreno,
Community Member

Scott Gardner

Allyse Paetsch,
Papa Murphy’s

Travious Shanklin,
Propel Insurance

Elizabeth Ullum,
Hawthorne Gardens

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